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Admission Process & Application Due Dates

Class of 2020
Holy Name welcomes applications from families of all backgrounds. Students who are Roman Catholic and are participating parishioners of Holy Name Catholic Church, siblings or students enrolled in Holy Name Parish Preschool will be given first priority.

Holy Name School hosts a series of school tours beginning in September for families interested in learning more about the Holy Name experience. Tours are offered often as well as by appointment. 
We highly encourage you to set up a tour as they provide families with an opportunity to see the entire school, visit classrooms, and meet faculty, staff, and administration. Please call our office at (415) 731-4077 or email Linda Cheetham at lcheetham@holynamesf.com to schedule a tour.

Application Process
  • Attend a tour and pick up an application at the school Office (or click below to print the application).
  • Return your completed application with the required documentation. Click the application letter below for a list of required documentation.
  • You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule your child's testing appointment.
    • K Applicants: We would like to see your child in a social setting in the Kindergarten classroom. We are looking to see if they can follow basic directions and how they interact with other children and adults on staff. We will be asking them to identify and write some letters and numbers and participate in various activities set up around the classroom.
      • Virtual Assessment Dates/Times:
        • HN Preschool only: December 5th
        • General Applicants: January 8th, 9th, & 10th
    • 1st-8th Applicants: All 1st-8th Grade Applicants will be asked to schedule a virtual shadow day where they will act as a Holy Name student for a day. During this shadow experience, applicants will be assessed in their reading comprehension, writing, and math abilities using the Archdiocese of San Francisco's Renaissance STAR assessment.
    • for early acceptance/registration:
      • for those enrolled in Holy Name Preschool or siblings of current HN students:  Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
      • for those not enrolled in Holy Name Preschool or new to Holy Name: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
    • for standard acceptance/registration:
      • Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
    •  for continued acceptance/registration:
      • anytime after January 19th, however will be based on availability from those already registered 
    • will be emailed on Friday, January 15th at 4:00 pm for early acceptance/registration students
    • All other applicants will be notified about the admission decision within two weeks of their assessments (after the initial Acceptance Letter posting in January).
    • Many classes have a wait list and a representative from Holy Name will inform a family if space becomes available.
Transfer Students

We accept transfer applications on an individual case basis. Please contact us at (415) 731-4077 for more information.

The elementary schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at these schools. Our schools do not un-lawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise our schools do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, handicap, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.